Kanaan is Croatia´s largest snack products manufacturer, producing hand cooked chips, popcorn, corn flips, rice snack, popcorn snack as well as potato chips. The company has been established in 1990 by its owner and director Zvonko Popović.
Kanaan and Elea have run a test project with an Elea PEF Advantage system to evaluate PEF impact on product yield and quality. After successful testing recently a line upgrade has been conducted and a state of the art Elea PEF Advantage B1 system has been installed.
Tomislav Lukacevic, project manager at Kanaan: “The cooperation with Elea has been very fruitful. Product quality is of high importance to us, that´s why we have invested in an Elea PEF system. We have seen a number of PEF induced benefits in our potato chips processing line, leading to higher product quality and better crunch. The improved cutting results in an oil uptake reduction of 3 %“.
Jimmy Kinsella, Engineering Manager at Elea: We are proud to work with Kanaan, the cooperation has been very professional from early-stage discussions to installation and startup.
Elea has developed a small footprint, all-in-one design for potato and vegetable chips processing with treatment capacities from 1 to 7.5 t/h. For larger-scale processing continuous systems with capacities up to 100 t/h are available. PEF benefits for the potato chips industry include better cutting quality and yield, reduced frying time and temperature as well as a reduced oil uptake.